Now We Are Six (Signed Limited Edition)
London: Methuen & Co., 1927. First edition. A Fine copy of the book in Near Fine dust jacket. Number 16 of 200 copies, signed by the author and illustrator. Original buckram cloth spine over orange paper-covered boards, paper label on the front board (and a spare tipped in at the rear end paper). A few pencil notations from bookseller and previous owner on the end papers, otherwise clean and fresh throughout. Dust jacket a bit faded at the spine and extremities, one short tear at the crown and two small chips at the lower edge of the front panel. Housed in a blue custom cloth clamshell with morocco spine label. A charming copy of this Winnie-the-Pooh children's classic.
Now We Are Six is a collection of poems that is part of the larger Winnie-the-Pooh imaginative world even though these poems are mostly children's verses. Milne and illustrator Ernest H. Shepard still pepper the book with written and illustrated allusions to the Hundred Acre Woods, hence this post-script from the volume's introduction: "Pooh wants us to say that he thought it was a different book; and he hopes you won't mind, but he walked through it one day, looking for his friend Piglet, and sat down on some of the pages by mistake." Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5457)